Classes, More Classes and TV Appearance!

Every new month I find myself thinking, “Seriously? Where is all this time going!”… and I realize again and again the time is flying because life is fast especially when you are having fun! We had a wonderful few weeks here at the Stitch House and it isn’t over yet. THIS weekend features our FIRST Urban Sew Weekend with Cal Patch. We still have space available in both the Saturday and Sunday sew sessions. Please call and reserve your seat at the sewing machine today!
And even though it is only October, I have been working hard at the rink knitting away while the kids are on the ice (I know, even Doug refused hockey when this early!). I just finished two quick and cosy knits – perfect for a gray day like today. You should make one too!
First the Clara Cowl in Tosh Home. Then my Ruffled Shawl in Blue Sky Extra. Both used 2 skeins each and were incredible quick and the repeat was perfect for mindless knitting. My easy rink knitting project recommendations here:
            Clara                         Ruffled Cowl
These are bother fabulous knits. And will work for experienced knitters and new knitters. Patterns and yarn available in the shop.
As usual we have our Friday night knitting this week that’s open to all! I hope you are able to join us!
And I almost forgot! Did you see me and the Stitch House on Chronicle last week? Check out my Polish and Dorchester pride by clicking below!!



Cal Patch 
October 4 & 5
Stitch House Urban SEW Weekend!


Jersey Leggings

Saturday October 4, 10am-3pm. $125.


People are often surprised to learn they can make their own leggings, but guess what? YOU CAN! And you don’t even need a serger to sew with knits. Guest sewing instructor Cal Patch will show you how to draft a pattern for this wardrobe essential, based on your own measurements. Then we’ll stitch up a first draft fit sample, adjust our patterns if necessary, and proceed to make a pair of real-live leggings. You’ll never buy them off the rack again! Please have at least advanced-beginner sewing skills, with a few simple projects under your belt. Class includes pattern and fabric.

Shift Dress

Sunday October 5, 10am-3pm. $125.

Here’s your chance to make your own custom dress pattern with guest instructor Cal Patch! In this one-day class, you will learn how to take your measurements and use them to draft a pattern for a simple sleeveless shift dress. Then we’ll make “muslins” (fit samples) from our patterns, and have a group fitting session in which everyone will benefit from seeing various fit issues and how to correct them. Based on this, you’ll make corrections to your pattern, and we will discuss fabric and styling options and construction techniques, so that at the end of class you are armed with all you need to embark on your finished dress project! Please have (at least) beginner-level sewing skills. (Note: only a pattern and muslin will be made in this class, not a finished dress.)All materials are included.

Sign up for Saturday and Sunday sessions for $225

November 16
Double Knitting
with guest instructor
Alasdair Post-Quinn

Intro to Double Knitting-Learn a great new technique with guest instructor Alasdair.  Double knitting involves knitting two layers of fabric at the same time.  9am-12noon.

Multi-Color Double KnittingOnce you know the basics of double knitting, you can take it to the next level with color!  Alasdair will teach you the technique of creating a reversible pattern with multiple colors.  1-4pm.

$60 each session, not including materials. 
Pre-register. Space limited.



More classes can be found on our website!
  • Wednesday Night Knitting
  • Crochet 101
I don’t think there is anymore to share this week – thank you for reading to the end 🙂

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